Finally! Finally, things are about to heat up when comes to game releases as we are finally exiting those cold, slow, winter months and move into the 'springtime of joy' March. Those months had its gems but, options are always the word of the day for gamers and March, will definitely have at least one quality title for everyone. So without further adieu, here are the best games releasing this month:
granblue fantasy versus (March 3)
We first made mention of this game with our post about this year's Evolution competition, stating that it was a game 'with its anime aesthetics and beautifully animated over the top flashy moves'. However, after prominent figures in the fighting game community began streaming the early international release version, it was clear the game was so much more. Releasing on March 3, Grandblue Fantasy Versus contains all the features you will need in a Triple-A fighting game with the surprise inclusion of a side-scrolling, beat-'em-up, action RPG story mode all wrapped up in a beautiful package. Don't be surprised this ends up being fighting game of the year.
ori and the will of the wisps (March 11)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is an upcoming platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10 (Maybe a Switch release is down the road). One of the best things about Will of the Wisps as well as its predecessors was the fact that they best symbolized how well Microsoft has done this generation to diversify its gaming catalogue. Hey, if it's anywhere near the quality of the first game, then even the most seasoned 'Dude-bro' shooter fanatic will get a kick out of this one.
nioh 2 (March 13)
From one highly anticipated sequel to another. Back in 2017, Nioh pulled off something none of us knew we wanted...A SAMURAI DARK SOULS! The game was much more than that to be fair but, it subtle changes to the tried and true Souls gameplay that even have some believing that it even bested the Dark Souls creators' own stab at Ninja Souls. Nioh 2 is promising more of the same but, more refined. We can't wait.
doom eternal (March 20)
The idea of slicing and dicing through demons ain't cutting it for you? Then how about some good ole gun and run action? In a month filled to the brim with sequels, Doom Eternal sticks out as arguably the most anticipated. Being a follow up to the excellent 2016 reboot, many of us would have been perfectly fine with more of the same. Luckily for us, we are getting so much more such as new mechanics like high-difficulty Slayer Challenges, additional upgrade resources including Sentinel Crystals, and the ability to take control of some enemy units. Plus, the bad-ass dial has been turned up all the way to eleven. Demon hunting is definitely in season.
animal crossing new horizons (march 20)
Need to shed a little light on all that dark this coming March 20th? Then open up your wallet and hand over your bells to Tom Nook for Animal Crossing New Horizons. The most relaxing gaming series on earth is back making its debut on the Nintendo Switch. As in previous instalments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life simulation game played in real-time. The player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves to a deserted island after purchasing a vacation package from Tom Nook, a raccoon character who is a staple of the series. The game proceeds in an open-ended fashion as the player explores the island, and develops it into a community of anthropomorphic animals.
Bleeding Edge (March 24)
In no mood to take a relaxing getaway? Then wait four days and jump into the mayhem that is the Microsoft exclusive, Bleeding Edge. Hero shooters have been there done that at this point but, developer Ninja Theory is looking to put a new spin on it with this game. Here there are 12 characters to choose from, most of which have melee attacks, with some of them having range attacks. All characters are one of three classes: Damage, support, or tank. There are three bars for different abilities which go down when the player uses an ability connected to it. Each ability has its own cooldown period as well. With glowing hands-on from some of the industries' best, this may end up being a surprise Xbox One killer app.
NOW, THIS IS MORE LIKE IT! Yep, after slow drip that was the winter months, Spring has arrived with a bevvy of great titles to choose from. There is so much happening this month that we didn't have enough space on the list for the likes of Half-Life: Alyx and Persona 5: Royal.
2020 hype train has finally left the station...
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.